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Archive for Saturday, December 4, 1999

RELIGION BRIEFS (MON.)

December 4, 1999

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Michigan Valley Community

Michigan Valley Community Church, 6485 E. 221st, near Overbrook, will have a pancake feed from 6:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday at the church. The men's fellowship will conduct the event, and proceeds benefit the church's continuing construction project.

First Christian

The Rev. Ron Goodman will preach on "Practicing Forgiveness," in both the 8:15 a.m. traditional and 11 a.m. contemporary worship services Sunday at First Christian Church, 1000 Ky. This sermon continues the series "A Deeper Understanding of the Lord's Prayer: Six Keys to an Effective Prayer Life."

The senior high youth group meets at 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

The junior high youth group will not meet Wednesday. "No Hurry" Bible study is at 6:45 p.m. in Room 316. "Prayer Warriors" is at 6:45 p.m. Men's "Guard Your Heart" Bible study is at 7 p.m. in Room 317. Pioneer Clubs for children is at 6:30 p.m.

Special holiday events at First Christian Church include:

  • Christmas with Common Thread at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11 (The concert is free. A free-will offering will be taken.)
  • Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion services, at 4:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Dec. 24.

Lawrence Community

of Christ (RLDS)

The Lawrence Community of Christ congregation of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints provides CORE (Care, Outreach, Respond and Expand) small group ministry for all ages.

Call Marilyn Myers, pastor, 843-7535, Karen Murphy, 832-2823, or David Woosley, 865-0964, for information on times and locations of weekly meetings.

Kansas Zen Center

There will be full morning practice all week at the Kansas Zen Center, 1423 N.Y., from 5:10 a.m. to 7 a.m. with optional entry at 6 a.m.

The children will decorate the Dharma Room Monday. Call Susan, 841-5292, for time.

The children will depart at 10 a.m. Wednesday from the Zen Center for their trip to Kansas City. The day will include lunch, ice-skating, gallery tour and dinner in Kansas City.

Perry United Methodist

Worship service on Sunday at Perry United Methodist Church, Third and Oak, Perry, is at 11 a.m. Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m.

The CIA youths meet at 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Church Council meets at 7 p.m.

Small group practice for the Sunday school Christmas pageant is at 8:30 a.m. Saturday. "Hanging of the Greens" is at 9 a.m., immediately followed by a soup lunch for the parents and children.

St. Lawrence Catholic

Campus Center

The chapel choirs and instrumentalists of the St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center, under the direction of Marie Rubis Bauer, will present their 13th annual Advent Lessons and Carols Concert on Saturday at the center, 1631 Crescent. There will be an instrumental prelude and carol singing at 7 p.m. with the Processional of Choirs beginning at 7:30 p.m. The program will feature music from four of the center's choirs and combined choirs, and will include traditional carols and selections for Advent.

The program is free and open to the public. A free-will offering will be taken to support the Jubilee 2000 Pilgrimage Choir in its tour of Rome and Central Europe.

New Hope Baptist

New Hope Baptist Church meets at 11 a.m. each Sunday at the Lawrence Holidome. The teaching through the book of Colossians will continue Sunday with chapter 3:1-4. The main thought will be on "The Life of Christ in Us." The congregation is studying the Gospel of John on Sunday evenings.

For information and location of the Sunday and Wednesday services, call 842-0752.

Lawrence Heights

Christian

Lawrence Heights Christian Church is leading a Christian Education Seminar, Saturday at the church, 2321 Peterson Road. Participants will be taught how to bring personal Bible study truths to others and how to get others to come to the teaching. The workshops features Dr. Dan Donaldson and professor Dan Cravatt of Nebraska Christian College and David Donaldson of Cummings Christian Church. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. Sessions start at 10 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. Lunch will be served. Registration is $8.00 at the door, and includes lunch and a booklet. Participants may also register by phone at (785) 843-1729; send e-mail to lhcc4@juno.com.

The message Sunday is titled "Making Preparations for Christmas (Are You Ready for More of God's Gifts in Your Life?)" The text used will be Galatians 3:26-4:7.

On Tuesday, the Ladies morning group meets at 9 a.m.; evening group meets at 7 p.m. On Wednesday, evening group meets at 7 p.m. For more information call 843-1729.

The children will give a performance of their program "The Night Before Christmas Caper" at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 12. There will be a "birthday party" for Jesus following.

Peace Mennonite

"Prepare the Way," is the theme for the second Sunday of Advent at Peace Mennonite Church. The worship meditation will focus on how we prepare for the coming Advent of God among us here in 1999. Worship is at 10:30 a.m. Christian education for adults and children is at 9:30 a.m. Peace Mennonite is in Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread. Lawrence.

Advent Scripture study is at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Advent music is at 8:30 p.m.

Lawrence Wesleyan

The Rev. Nate Rovenstine is examining the church's vision statement -- "Attract, Accept, Change, Send" -- in the 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. services Sunday at Lawrence Wesleyan Church, 900 Madeline Lane. Sunday school for all ages/interests meets at 9:45 a.m. Clubhouse, for ages 3 to 12; Followers Of Our Lord, for junior high students; and Teens With A Goal, for senior high students, meet from 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

TWAG teens are attending IMPACT in Kansas City, Saturday evening. Various prayer, study and fellowship groups meet weekly.

The women of the church are looking forward to the annual Christmas Tea on Monday.

The Christmas Dinner Fellowship will be Dec. 12, and the Children's Christmas Program will be presented, Dec. 19. Call 841-5446 for more information.

Christ Community

Evangelical Free

The Rev. Beau Abernathy's message at the 8:30 a.m., 9:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. services Sunday at Christ Community Evangelical Free Church, 1449 Kasold, will be: "Christmas in the Old Testament."

Crossroads college/young adult ministry is under way. The adult Bible fellowship is studying "How To Manage Your Money." The group meets 9:45 a.m. in Office No. 4 at Orchards Corner. Children and youth Sunday school, and senior high youth Bible fellowship begin at 9:45 a.m., and children's church begins at 11 a.m. The youth group, Oasis, meets from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday.

The All Women's Discipleship Study meets at 9:15 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays.

The Men's Razors Edge Discipleship Training meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays.

There will be a Christmas Worship Celebration Dec. 19 at Free State High School, 4700 Overland Drive. 9 a.m. Fellowship time with coffee and doughnuts is at 9 a.m.; worship celebration service begins at 10 a.m.

Unity Church

The Rev. Sherry Schultz will lead services at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday at Unity Church of Lawrence, 416 Lincoln. The Children's Sunday Experience and the Uniteens/Y.O.U. meet at 11 a.m. Sunday will be a farewell gathering to pianist Joey Hinson. Bring finger food for the potluck along with a bowl and utensils and stay for decorating the sanctuary to start the Christmas celebration.

The Holistic Healing Series meets at 7 p.m. on Monday at the church. Karmel Mangen will demonstrate dramatic changes with "Angel Healing" as she calls upon angels to assist in removing energy blockages from the body and aura.

The Course of Miracles will not meet during December.

The "Noon Prayer" group continues to meet on Wednesdays.

Indian Hills

Church Of God

Sunday marks the second week of Advent at Indian Hills Church of God, 601 West 29th Terrace. Along with the many planned activities for the morning worship celebration, there will be a progressive Nativity scene. The theme for the morning shared by the Rev. Bill Kimbel, will be "Coming Into Liberty," with the text taken from 1 Peter 3:13-22. The morning's message will be "No Fear!" Sunday school and children's choir begin at 9:30 a.m., morning worship celebration and Children's Church begin at 10:45 a.m.

Living Water

Evangelical Free

The guest speaker Sunday at Living Water Evangelical Free Church is the Rev. Bill Beahm of Wichita. Beahm is vice president of the National Center on Fathering. He received his doctorate from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Special praise and worship music will be presented by Jeff and Jeanne Furst.

Sunday school for all ages is at 9:30 a.m. and worship services are at 10:30 a.m. Worship services are in the Oskaloosa Grade School multipurpose room. A nursery is provided. For more information call (785) 863-2439 or (785) 863-4139.

Lecompton

United Methodist

The 8:45 a.m. and the 10:45 a.m. Sunday worship service at Lecompton United Methodist Church, 353 Elmore, Lecompton, will be led by the Rev. Gel Samson. Fellowship will follow the 8:45 a.m. service. Sunday school will be at 9:30 a.m. Choir practice will be at 6 p.m. There will be no Bible study in December.

Choir practice for the Vespers program will be Saturday at 10 a.m.

The Wee Blessings Play School fund-raiser will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. There will be seven different of booths set up in the Lecompton Community Center.

The annual Christmas Vespers program will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Lane Museum. The choir will present a special Christmas musical program led by Kim Stewart. The Bell Choir, led by Ruth Stauffer, will also perform.

The Lecompton Camp Fire Girls will be in charge of the Christmas tree lighting ceremony at 6:45 p.m. on Sunday in the city park.

Saint Margaret's

Episcopal Church

Services will be at 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, 964 U.S. Highway 40. The 8:30 a.m. service is traditional, the 10:30 a.m. service is designed for families, while the 5 p.m. is contemporary. The 10:30 a.m. service will feature a series of lessons and carols to prepare hearts for the birth of the messiah on Christmas.

Adult education will meet at 9:30 a.m. Sunday; and children and youths meet at 10:30 a.m. The children will rehearse the Christmas musical "Candy Cane Lane" after the family service.

This week at St. Margaret's includes: staff meeting at 10:15 a.m. on Monday; the Men's Lunch group at noon on Monday at Kaspar's; The facilities team at 6 p.m. on Wednesday; The Vestry meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday; a study of the life of Jesus as recorded by Mark at 10 a.m. Thursday; the Children's Choir will meet at 4:30 p.m. and the Adult Choir will meet at 7 p.m.

First Southern Baptist

"Agree, Disagree, What's the Difference?" will be the message Sunday at First Southern Baptist Church of Lawrence, 4300 W. Sixth St. The Rev. Tom Stallworth will use 1 Corinthians 1:10 as the text for this sermon about dealing with difficulties. Bible study groups meet at 9:15 a.m. and worship is at 10:30 a.m.

The Children's Choir will present its Christmas musical "Christmas at Hope Central" at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Oread Friends

Meeting (Quaker)

Oread Friends will meet for worship at 11 a.m. Sunday at the Meeting House at 1146 Ore. Quakers worship mainly in silence. They may meditate, reflect on a passage from the Bible or pray silently as they wait upon God's Spirit. Child care is provided. After worship there will be a meeting for business. In Quaker business meetings, decisions are reached not by vote but in a religious process in which debate is tempered by openness to the leadings of the Spirit.

Clearfield

United Methodist

The Clearfield United Methodist Church is having its 11th annual GermanFest from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 11 at the church, 9 1/2 miles south of Eudora on Douglas County Road 1061. This celebration of past, present and future is rich in German heritage. There will be a dinner (dessert included) and many treasures and baked goods to take home from the bazaar.

There will be music throughout the evening performed by various groups from surrounding communities and a final program with Don Mueller and Co. at 7 p.m. Dinner is served from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., the performances will begin at 4:15 p.m.

Religious Science

The worship celebration of Religious Science Center of Lawrence begins at 11 a.m. Sunday at Independence, Inc., 2001 Haskell, and hopes to reclaim the peace that the holiday season is all about.

This week's message is "Setting the Inner Table." Religious Science is a teaching, healing ministry committed to demonstrating a greater experience of life. For more information, call Jeff Wilson, 840-0498.

Common Thread slates

Christmas concert

"Christmas With Common Thread," a free musical celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, will be at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11, at First Christian Church, 1000 Ky.

Common Thread is a music-loving group of Christians from Lawrence-area congregations who perform contemporary Christian music at the worship services of local churches. Through inspirational lyrics, music and interpretive sign language, they provide music that, with God's help, touches the listener's heart and faith in a meaningful way.

Eudora Church of Christ

The 11 a.m. sermon Sunday at Eudora Church of Christ, 1540 Winchester Road, is "Knowing Your Enemy." The 6:30 p.m. sermon is will be "Common Sense Requires An Acknowledgment That God Is." Bible classes for all ages begin at 10 a.m.

Bible classes also are at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Minister Dale DuVerney will present an informative Bible lesson at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays on Sunflower Cablevision Channel 70.

Southside

Church of Christ

Southside Church of Christ, 25th and Missouri streets, offers Bible classes for all ages at 9:30 a.m. every Sunday. Pulpit minister Mark Abshier will speak on "Worlds at War" during the 10:30 a.m. worship assembly Sunday. Services also are at 6 p.m.

There will be a men's prayer breakfast at 8 a.m. Saturday in the Fellowship Hall.

The teen-agers of the congregation will attend the monthly Teen Summit from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at Wheatland Church of Christ. They will meet afterwards with the youth minister, Kip Pittman, to make plans for Christmas caroling. Please call 843-0770 for more information.

Bible classes are from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays.

St. John the Evangelist

The Celebration Singers will present an Advent concert "Angels of God at 3 p.m. Sunday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 1234 Ky. The concert will feature traditional and contemporary music with some sing-along pieces.

Advent vespers will be prayed at 6 p.m. Sunday at the church. Vespers will also be prayed on Dec. 12 and Dec. 19.

New parish office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Parishioners who have not yet registered may do so by coming to the office or by calling 843-0109 to make other arrangements.

The Pre-2000 Wine and Cheese Party the SJ2K celebration will be after the 5:30 p.m. liturgy Saturday in the church basement. Child care is provided.

The St. John Fiesta Committee will continue the jubilee celebration events with reasonably priced breakfast served after all Masses Sunday in the church basement. Craft items provided by the Daughters of Isabella will be available during the breakfast.

Holy day liturgies for the feast of the Immaculate Conception will be at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe will be celebrated with a Mass at 9 a.m. Dec. 11. After the service the new Guadalupe Plaza of the church will be dedicated.

Heavenly Manna Apostolic

Heavenly Manna Apostolic Church, 2120 W. 25th, has services at 11:30 a.m. Sunday. Sunday school classes begin 10 a.m.

There is a prayer meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Bible study follows at 7 p.m. Prayer meeting also takes place at 10 a.m. Saturdays.

Immanuel Lutheran

The Rev. Don Miller will preach a life-related message at the 8:30 a.m. traditional Communion service and 11 a.m. contemporary Communion service Sunday, the second Sunday in Advent, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 15th and Iowa streets. Sunday school and adult education classes begin at 9:45 a.m.

The Wednesday Advent service, "Voices of Advent," is at 7:30 p.m. The culmination of the Advent season is Dec. 15.

Deborah's Walkers will meet at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Southwind Theater parking lot for exercise and devotional time.

The children of Immanuel will present their Christmas program at 7 p.m. Dec. 10.

Volunteers from Immanuel will ring the Salvation Army bell from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 11 at Westlake Hardware Sixth and Kasold.

Unitarian Fellowship

"History of the Fellowship Hall" will be the topic for the 10:30 a.m. meeting at Lawrence Unitarian Fellowship, 1263 N. 1100 Rd. Dan Carey, Mary Miller, Paul Giles and Earl Nehring will speak. Time for discussion will be provided during the informal coffee that follows. Religious education for children and young adults will be available at 10:30 a.m. Infant and preschool care will be available.

Unitarian-Universalist Forum is at 9:30 a.m. Sunday and Dec. 19.

Choir practice is at 9:30 a.m. on the second and fourth Sundays. Choir warm-up is at 10:15 a.m. every Sunday.

For information, leave a message at 842-3339.

Baha'i Faith

This week Baha'is pray that "enmity, hate and rancor may vanish from the world" and for unity among all people and nations.

The Pathway Baha'i Training Institute will conduct a teaching workshop, "Reflections on the Life of the Spirit," Dec. 2-5. The workshop, led by Jeff Kester from the Agalla Dell Ciela Baha'i Training Institute in Austin, Tex., will be hosted by the Slikers.

The Feast of Questions is at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12. The Jaenickes are hosts.

The Local Spiritual Assembly will meet at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 12. The location has been changed for this meeting. The Slikers are hosts.

Call 841-2412 for information on a course about the Baha'i Faith.

Latter-day Saints

Sunday is Fast and Testimony meeting for all four Lawrence congregations of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Members are encouraged to fast and donate the equivalent of two meals for the assistance of others in need. Sacrament services begin at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. at 3615 W. 10th, 11 a.m. at 1629 W. 19th St. and noon at 120 Indian Ave. Sunday school, children, youths, women and men auxiliary meetings will take place after Sacrament services.

A First Presidency Christmas Message will be broadcast via satellite at 7 p.m. Sunday for all the congregations at 3615 W. 10th.

Mustard Seed

Christian Fellowship

The morning worship service begins at 10 a.m. Sunday at Mustard Seed Christian Fellowship, 700 Wakarusa Drive. Bible classes for all ages are from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. The celebration service starts at 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

The junior and senior high youth group, "The Connection," meets from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays.

The Mustard Seed Adult Drama and Worship Team will perform "A Son is Given" at 7 p.m. Dec. 11 at First Presbyterian Church, 2415 Clinton Pkwy.

"A Star is Born," the children's Christmas program, will be at 7 p.m. Dec. 12, a reception in Fellowship Hall will follow.

First United Methodist

The Rev. Sharon Howell's sermon Sunday at First United Methodist Church, 946 Vt., is "Cry Out!" Scripture readings are Isaiah 40:1-11 and Mark 1:1-8.

An Advent workshop will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in Fellowship Hall. Activities will include making ornaments and nativity figures and decorating wreaths and sugar cookies. Sign up at the Information Center if you want to purchase a wreath to decorate. Call Tracy Kihm, 749-1027, for more information.

The second and third grade Sunday school classes will host their annual Christmas Craft Sale from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Dec. 12 in Fellowship Hall. The children have been working on craft items since October. Proceeds will benefit Toys for Tots.

"Amahl and the Night Visitors," a joint production of the Chancel Choir and the Kansas University opera department, will be presented in the sanctuary at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10-11 and at 5 p.m. Dec. 12. To purchase tickets call 864-ARTS.

Plymouth

Congregational

The Rev. Peter Luckey will offer the sermon "Experiencing Christ: Preparing the Way," at the 10 a.m. traditional and 11:30 a.m. contemporary services Sunday, Communion Sunday, at Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt. The Scripture lesson is from Isaiah 40:1-11 and Mark 1:1-8.

The Sam Elliott Advent Workshop will be from 11 a.m. to noon Sunday in the Mayflower Room. All ages are welcome.

Trinity Episcopal

Trinity Episcopal Church, 1011 Vt., will celebrate Rite I Eucharist at 7:45 a.m. and Rite II Eucharist at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Carolyn Graham will preach. An additional offering will be taken during services for Trinity's seminarians. Rehearsal for the children's pageant is at 9:15 a.m. Sunday. The Adult Forum will feature a presentation by the Steering Committee. December birthdays will be celebrated in the parish hall after the late service. J2A and Rite 13 will meet from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Morning prayer is at 9:15 a.m. Monday through Thursday in the chapel.

The Feast of St. Nicholas will be celebrated Tuesday, starting with the Order of Worship for Evening at 6 p.m., followed by a dinner (soup provided; bring a side dish or dessert). St. Nicholas will bring sweets for the children. Pastoral care training for Team 3 is at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Wednesdays at Trinity is at 6 p.m. EFM meets at 7 p.m.

Eucharist with unction will be celebrated by the Rev. Kelly Demo at 6 p.m. Thursday in the chapel.

An Advent retreat with the Rev. William Beachy will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 11. This will be a healing prayer workshop. Lunch will be provided for a small fee. The day will end with Eucharist and anointing.

Christian Science

The Bible-lesson sermon at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Christian Science Church, 1701 Mass., is "God the Only Cause and Creator." Sunday school, for people up to age 20, meets at the same time.

The Wednesday meeting, with testimonies of healing, is at 5:30 p.m.

The church Reading Room is open from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays.

This week's radio edition of the Christian Science Sentinel, "Y2K -- Prayer and a smooth transition into the next year," will be broadcast at 7:30 a.m. Sunday on KLWN 1320 AM.

The Salvation Army

Lt. Kirk Schuetz will preach on "The Message Declared " Immanuel" during the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday, the second Sunday of Advent, at The Salvation Army Church, 946 N.H. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Sunday afternoon, in observance of "League of Mercy" Sunday, volunteers will visit various nursing homes in town and distribute gifts.

Lawrence Free

Methodist

Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Lawrence Free Methodist Church, 3001 Lawrence Ave. The Rev. David Foster will preach at the 10:45 a.m. worship service.

The 20s Connection group, led by Doug Heacock, meets at 9:30 a.m. Sunday in the Family Life Center. For more information, call the church. The 30-Something group meets at 6 p.m. Sunday in room 16/17. For more information, call Gayle Ruckman, 865-5343.

"Inspirational Gospel Voices," a 30 to 40 voice group, will perform at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Lawrence Free Methodist.

Christian Life Club, for preschool-age children through sixth grade, meets from 6:45 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Call the church, 842-2343, for more information.

The Youth is taking orders for poinsettias. Delivery is scheduled for Dec. 11. To place an order call the church office at 842-2343. A nominal donation is requested.

Good Shepherd

Lutheran

Sunday worship services with Holy Communion are at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 2211 Inverness. Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m. A potluck lunch is at 11:45 a.m. Sunday. Sunday school staff meets at 11:45 a.m. Junior High Youth Group meets at 6:30 p.m.

Play Group is at 9:30 a.m. Monday. The Education Committee meets at 7 p.m.

The Norris Group meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The LWR Quilters meet at 7 p.m.

The confirmation class and social action ministry both meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Choir rehearsal is at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Veritas Christian School

Veritas Christian School, 256 Mich., now allows home-schooling students to enroll in regular and specialty subjects for a monthly fee. For details, call the school, 749-0580.

KU Hillel Foundation

In conjunction with the Byman Brand Hebrew Academy in Overland Park, the Kansas University Hillel Foundation's Hunger and Homelessness group co-sponsored a warmth drive by collecting blankets, coats and other warm clothing from Nov. 19-21.

Today, Hillel students and staff will drive sorted items to the Project Warmth Warehouse in Kansas City, Mo., where they will directly donate items to the needy of Kansas City. On Wednesday, volunteers will directly donate winter items to the homeless in Lawrence.

Donation boxes will remain until Tuesday at the following locations: Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread; St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center, 1631 Crescent Road; Oliver, Lewis, Corbin and Gertrude Sellards Pearson residence halls on the KU campus; Naismith Hall, 19th and Naismith; the Lawrence Jewish Community Center, 917 Highland Drive; and Sigma Delta Tau, 1625 Edgehill.

Monetary donations also are being accepted. Checks should be made payable to the Hillel Foundation and sent in care of Mayaan/Warmth Drive, 940 Miss., Lawrence, KS 66044.

Anyone interested in helping pass out items either today or Wednesday should contact Mayaan, 749-5397.

Trinity Lutheran

The Rev. Barbara Norris will preach at the 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. services Sunday, the second Sunday in Advent, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1245 N. H. Her sermon is "Spiritually Home for the Holiday " Almost," based on a theme of peace. Bibles will be presented to third-graders at the early service and the Youth Choir will perform. Holy Communion will be observed at both services.

The Youth Choir meets at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, and Kantorei Choir is at 5 p.m.

The WELCA production of the Scandinavian brunch, craft and bake sale is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday. Tickets can be purchased in the church office or from WELCA members. Attendees may bring cookies for the gift packages for shut-ins and members in nursing homes.

Prayer group meets at 7 a.m. Tuesdays. "Christianity Today" is taught by the Rev. Charles Gilmore at 7 p.m.

There is a short Advent service at 5:40 p.m. before the 6 p.m. supper Wednesday. All are welcome. LYT meets at 7 p.m. Trinity Ringers meets at 7:30 p.m.

Trinity Choir meets at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Heartland Community

The current series in the 11 a.m. service at Heartland Community Church, 1031 N.H., is called "No Fear." Paul Gray's message Sunday is "Extraordinary Courage in Ordinary People." The accompanying drama is "The Eggshell Family Breaks Out," featuring Pat Mayo, Ange White, Chris White and Mark Wolf. Jody Gray and Bruce Hosek will each sing a solo.

In the 9:30 a.m. service, Mark Chrislip will teach one of Jesus' parables. There also will be a time of praise and worship.

The Heartland Medical Outreach, which provides medical care for the homeless or uninsured, is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Saturday at the church. Dr. Dennis Sale is the doctor on duty. For more information call the church office, 832-1845.

West Side Presbyterian

The Rev. Dick Pierson will deliver the sermon "No Massage Here" at 11 a.m. Sunday at West Side Presbyterian Church, 1024 Kasold. Scriptures are Mark 1:1-8 and Isaiah 40:1-11.

Holiday Coffee will be from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday in Fellowship Hall. SERRV items will be available for Christmas shopping. A harp concert and reception will take place at 1 p.m.

Committee meetings are at 7 p.m. Sunday.

Prayer Group meets at 9:30 a.m. Monday. Boy Scouts, Troop 55, meets at 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday Bible study is at 1:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall.

Adult Choir will rehearse at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday.

West Side will serve Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen (LINK) at 1 p.m. Thursday.

RLDS

"Receive the Messenger" is the theme for the 10 a.m. sacrament of Communion service Sunday at the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1900 University Drive. Elder Avanelle Mercer will preside. Ardith Curtis will speak. Scriptures for preparation are Isaiah 40:1-11; Psalms 85:1-2, 8-13; II Peter 3:8-15a; Mark 1:1-6 IV; II Nephi 9:117-124 and D. & C. 10:6-7. Paul Kelley will usher.

Adult and youth Sunday school classes begin at 9 a.m.

Calvary Temple

Assembly of God

The Rev. Marshall I.J. Lackrone will preach the message "The Walls of Jericho" at the 10:30 a.m. worship service Sunday at Calvary Temple Assembly of God Church, 606 W. 29th St. Terrace. Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:30 a.m.

For the second year, Calvary Temple and Southwest Community Assembly of God, Olathe, competed in a growth contest during the month of November. Calvary Temple won this year and the penalty goes to Southwest Community Church. As part of the penalty, the Olathe church will bring a carry-in dinner for all to enjoy, followed by the preaching of the Rev. Larry Allbaugh of at the 6:30 p.m. service.

Adult Bible study, led by the Rev. Lackrone, meets from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays. The current study is about the Book of Joel and the current issue concerns the return of Jesus Christ for all believers. Missionettes and Royal Rangers, an awards and achievement program for children up to age 12, and the teen youth group, "The Deep End," meet at the same time.

Ives Chapel

United Methodist

Ives Chapel United Methodist Church, 1018 Miami, Baldwin, will present a nativity display from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday in Fellowship Hall. More than 25 scenes were on display last year. Anyone interested in displaying their nativity should contact Marja Pearson, 594-2400, or Judy Wagner, 594-3703.

In conjunction with the displays, the Ives Chapel Evening Circle will have a holiday cookie and bake sale.

First Presbyterian

The Rev. Art Donnelly will preach the sermon, "The Kiss of Comfort," based on Mark 1:1-8 Sunday at both the 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. services at First Presbyterian Church, 2415 Clinton Pkwy. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:30 a.m.

First Baptist

This Sunday, the second Sunday of Advent, the Rev. Marcus McFaul will deliver the sermon "When Exiles Come Home" at both the 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. worship services at First Baptist Church, 1330 Kasold. Communion will be celebrated in each service. The Chancel Choir will sing "Glory to God in the Highest" at the late service. Christian education classes are at 9:30 a.m.

An All-Church Family Advent Festival will take place at 4 p.m. Sunday. There will be Christmas crafts, cookie-decorating, gift-making and refreshments for all ages.

Orthodox Christian

Sts. Peter and Paul Orthodox Christian Church, 2516 SW Huntoon, Topeka, celebrates the feast of St. Barbara the Great Martyr with an 8 a.m. liturgy Saturday. There will be a breakfast at 9 a.m., followed by the decoration of the church for the nativity.

On Sunday, Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at 10 a.m., preceded by Orthros at 9 a.m. A fellowship luncheon follows the liturgy. The service of Great Vespers will be sung at 5:45 p.m. for the feast of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker. Divine liturgy commemorating St. Nicholas takes place at 8 a.m. Monday. For more information and directions to the church, call (785) 354-7718.

The St. Laurence Orthodox Christian Fellowship meets Monday evening at Canterbury House, 1116 La., Lawrence. A short prayer service at 7 p.m. will be followed by Bible study led by the Rev. John Mack. For more information, call 841-3508.

Central

United Methodist

Central United Methodist Church, 1501 Mass., will celebrate the second Sunday in Advent with the sermon "Time to Build God a New Highway" based on Isaiah 40:1-11. A women's ensemble will provide the ministry through music as they sing "Carol for Advent," arranged by Don Besig. The second and first candles on the Advent Wreath will be lit Sunday by Charlotte and Michael Waisner. Sunday school for all ages will meet at 9:30 a.m. Child care will be provided during Sunday school and worship, and Baby Bible Study also will be offered.

"Preparing Spiritually for the Millennium," a new Bible study from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays, will begin next week.

The Bible study at Drury Place, also considering the topic of millennium and the Scriptures, will continue at 10:15 a.m. Tuesdays.

Bible study meets at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Brandonwoods. The Chancel Choir will meet at 7 p.m. and the Bell Choir meets at 8 p.m.

The Mom's Club will meet from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday.

There will be a craft show from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 11 at the church.

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